The victims abducted from the faculty quarters of the University of Abuja (UNIABUJA) in the early hours of Tuesday have been found and rescued by the Nigerian police.
Six people, including two professors, were kidnapped by robbers who stormed into the quarters, according to Shauntv News.
The kidnappers are said to have contacted the victims’ families and demanded N300 million in ransom.
However, a school administrator, Dr Abubakar Kari, stated on Friday morning that the victims had been retrieved unharmed.
On the school’s Facebook page, they also stated that this was the case.
“Thank you for hearing our prayers. You are all invited to join me in expressing our gratitude to God Almighty. The kidnapping of our folks has been resolved, and “our UofA family is a happy family today,” said a message on the university’s Facebook page.
Our team is on the way now, and we’ll provide them prompt medical treatment to make sure they’re in good health!”
“Our outstanding and tireless Safety Unit and security team must be congratulated,” he said. They should be given a top honor!
Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to bring this to fruition, including the DSS, the military, the police, and the DPS. With their prayers and support, our traditional rulers in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) helped us through this difficult time.”
Adeh also verified the victims’ release but did not go into specifics as the spokeswoman for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) police command.
She added that there had been some arrests.
A coordinated operation between the FCT Police Command and other security agencies recovered and reunited all of the University of Abuja’s kidnapped students and their families.” She promised further information will be forthcoming in a statement.